Jun 04, 2017CultureComments Off on Extremely heavy downpour forecast until Monday
Taipei--Due to a hovering weather front and southwesterly airstream, most counties and cities in Taiwan will continue to experience heavy or extremely heavy rain until Monday morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast on Sunday.
The weather bureau has released heavy or torrential rain advisories for 19 out of 22 cities and counties of the country.
Those receiving an extremely heavy rain advisory include: Keelung City, Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu County and City, Miaoli County, Taichung, Changhua County, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County and City, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Pingtung County.
People in Yilan, Hualien and Taitung counties were advised to take precautions against heavy rain.
The public should also be alert to sudden downpours, thunder, strong gusts and river flooding Monday, the CWB said.
Meanwhile, several sections of the cross-island highways in mountainous areas, including Provincial Highway No. 8, 14, 24, 20 and 29, have been closed either due to damage or as precautionary measure following days of heavy rainfall, according to the Directorate General of Highways.
Sections of these mountainous roads may be open to traffic Monday at the earliest, depending on the completion of repairs and on the weather condition.